Help students build important reading and writing skills using heartwarming stories such as Strega Nona, The Popcorn Book, Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup, and other Tomie dePaola favorites. Engaging lessons, activities, interactive reproducibles, and graphic organizers will help students develop skills in predicting, sequencing, summarizing, analyzing story elements, and exploring the characteristics of different genres-from nonfiction to folktales!
Students may notice that Tomie dePaola has a distinctive signature that includes a heart shape. According to him, the heart shape is a kind of shorthand for love. Encourage students to create their own artist signature. Some students may be interested in incorporating a particular shape or design into their signature. Invite them to think about what they want their signature to communicate!